Transitional Living with intensive outpatient is fast becoming the treatment of choice for those family's who have already tried traditional rehabs. The client has already processed many of the programs from these traditional drug programs and still is not able to stay clean. Most drug treatment programs boast "Learning living Skills" but many do not have the adequate environment for the skills to become solid.The client is saturated with clinical processes from these drug rehabs and has for the most part learned to have the proper response to clinical staff. The real test is when they leave treatment and are once again faced with the realities of life, jobs, relationships, bills, and a host of other coping skills that have either never been used well or not at all.
Residential treatment means the client lives in the center. In this kind of rehab center program, addicts and alcoholics live among each other in a residential setting (usually multi-family home or complex) where they will receive full time care from trained professional staff to assist them in addressing their addiction issues. Short-term inpatient rehab is the most common form of rehab, but not necessarily the most effective. Due to the high cost o drug rehabilitation and the limited coverage from insurance for substance abuse, 30 days is often all that insurance and/or finances will cover. However, research into addiction recovery has shown that Intensive Outpatient after the client has completed a 30 or 90 day treatment is far more effective in remolding each individual back to a functioning, sober human being.
An intensive outpatient with sober living is one area that many are choosing today both from a cost benefit and the positive outcome of long term sobriety.
Long-term or extended care rehab is also inpatient and follows the same outline as short-term inpatient rehab, but it lasts anywhere from 6 to 12 months, sometimes longer. When addiction makes life unmanageable, it does so in many different aspects of life, changing the manner in which an individual behaves, thinks, and responds. Suddenly, the subject of the addiction is the central part of an individual's life, ignoring all others including work, loved ones, health, responsibility, and morality. Drug addiction tends to destroy the brain's normal functionality very rapidly, rebuilding it is not so rapid. For this reason, long-term treatment is recommended in treating more severe addictions. There is no exact science that can correlate a particular length of time for abuse with short-term or long-term rehab. The length of abuse is a better indicator. The effects of addiction vary with each individual.